Screen frame assembled. Need a bigger level before I can mark the mounting locations and get it hung.
In-room electrical done. Lights are on and looking good.
Walls primed, starting paint. Comment with picture added.
Carpet selected, seats delivered, drywall mudding and sanding continues. See comment for details.
Framing completed. We put up the final wall today, which means framing is now complete. Time to start on electrical and plumbing.
Elusive 1099 L/C/R order finalized
I am finally starting real construction. Purchased enough wood to get the theater and a couple other rooms framed. I'm going with a room within a room. Nothing will be connected to the floor joists or the wall separating the theater from the main part of the basement. Framing should go pretty quick. Here are a couple upside down photos since this forum photo posting is a real pain:
Here's a view from the rear of the room:
Here's a look from behind the screen wall:
I started the new year off with a bang... Or more like a snap or pop... I finally got around to doing some actual work in the basement that isn't just in sketchup on the computer. Even though it is only insulating the exterior walls, I am excited to at least get some momentum going in the form of actual construction.
I've also made some more progress on the layout of the basement walls. I don't want to start detailing out the theater area until I'm sure all the other walls in the basement are in a good spot.
My wife and I just got done building our house and my home theater goodies have been packed up for a year now. I figured I'd build a dedicated space to un-pack them into, so I'm starting a thread to follow my progress and get input from the wealth of knowledge around here. I'm hoping to get a bunch of ideas from a local Home Theater Tour
this next weekend too. Anyway, here are some rough plans so far. The space I'm looking to build the theater into is roughly 13' x 19' x 9' and is shown on the plans as the area in red.
I'm also playing with sketchup for the first time and I'm hoping to figure as much out on screen before I begin the actual construction.
I'm thinking the components will be housed in an extension to the utility room, but they could maybe go in the room towards the top of the page too. I'm open to suggestions.
I'm planning on going with a projector and 2.35:1 screen with speakers behind it. I currently have Definitive Tech. speakers, but plan on building some SEOS 12 or similar DIY speakers after the room is built.
Anyway, I'll be updating this thread with photos and questions as I get further along. Please help me avoid land mines! I've also been reading the many great build threads already available, so I have lots of ideas brewing. I just don't know if they're all good ones.